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1903 Apr. 20

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa talks about all the writing and baking she has been doing. She mentions papas masonic meetings and how late they've been keeping him. Louisa goes on to talk about church and visiting preachers. She also talks about the cleaning she has accomplished since Sadie's last visit home.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1900 Jan. 12

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa fills Sadie in on the town gossip. She encourages Sadie to study harder in Latin and advises her to choose her algebra class sooner rather than later. Louisa asks Sadie to find out the address of the Presbyterian Church Addie attends and also for the name of the pastor--but to do so quietly. She goes on to talk about church attendance and prayer meetings.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 Feb. 22

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa talks about town gossip and informs Sadie of the church members and encourages her to write them letters of congratulations. She goes on to talk about new babies and provides Sadie with an update on the wellbeing of Sadie Huff. Louisa is afraid that Sadie Huff is "traveling the downward road."

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 June 1

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louis lets Sadie know that she has been ill with eye pain and headaches. She has had to wear an eye sling and does many eye treatments. Louisa admits she hasn't been to any church meetings. She talks of how much she has missed Sadie.

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 Feb. 1

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa offers words of comfort to Sadie, and instructs her not to worry so much. She inquires about the amount of silk needed to fix Sadie's skirt. Louisa also notes the amount of housework she has left to do, but admits she rather spend her time writing letters to Sadie than straightening up the kitchen. Louisa then talks about how she always longed to own a book of "Synonyms and ... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1902 Sept. 30

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - Louisa talks about her upcoming trip to visit Sadie. She notes that Sadie will have to unhitch and feed Gyp upon her arrival in Monmouth. Louisa is concerned about whether or not the roads will be safe for a horse and carriage to travel on, and asks Sadie to decide whether she should travel by carriage or on foot. She goes on to talk about church meetings and the fund-raising she h... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers

1903 Apr. 20

Gass, Louisa

Letter from Louisa Gass to Sadie Kessel

Oquakwa (Ill.) - First two pages of letter missing. Louisa informs Sadie that Mrs. Bushnell attending church and plans on attending all the time. She also notes other women she bumped into while at church. While there, papa attended a strong temperance sermon text entitled "Am I my brothers' keeper?" Louisa notes all the baking of ginger cookies she has been doing and frets over the laundry tha... more

Burgett-Irey Family Papers